Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Eric Rohne

An Outstanding Islander

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Superior Leadership
By the time Eric Rohne attended his first day of class at the Island University, he had already made several friends through Freshman Orientation. The Highland Village, Texas, native says the University’s welcoming atmosphere was part of the reason he was comfortable in taking the reins on several leadership positions. The finance major also attributes much of his success to accepting roles such as president of the Student Government Association, which opened doors for him to become a member of the Texas A&M Chancellors Student Advisory Board. Recently, Rohne was appointed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to a one-year term beginning June 1 as a student representative on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Currently Rohne serves on the Committee on Strategic Planning and Policy, the Committee on Closing the Gaps, and the Committee on Agency Operations with the State of Texas. He also serves as Beta Theta Pi chapter president, a President’s Ambassador and a member Campus Activities Board, Student Accounting Society and the Student Finance Association. As a staff member for the Aloha Days Freshman Camp, he wants to ensure that new students have the same engaging experiences. Other positions he has held include Order of Omega Greek Honor Society past president, a Tide Freshman Mentoring Program advocate, a University High School Summer Bridge Program student advocate and area director/deputy program director for the Longhorn Council Boy Scouts of America. Rohne, who holds the title of 2007 Greek Man of the Year, has a twin sister in Dallas, Texas, and a brother, Scott, who attends the Island University. Rohne can’t wait to see what happens next as a result of his continuous participation in his education.

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